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Archive: Bike Law Oregon

Bike accident scene
Rick Bernardi Jul 12, 2019

The big bike news out of the Oregon legislature this year was the passage of a Stop as Yield law. This was an enormous legislative victory for Oregon cyclists, the culmination of over a decade of advocacy. But it wasn’t the only legislative victory for Oregon cyclists this legislative session. A less glamorous but equally […]

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Stop as Yield for Cyclists
Rick Bernardi Jul 09, 2019

The Oregon Legislature made national news this past week, for all the wrong reasons. The State Senate, with a super-majority of Democrats in control, had been working on climate legislation which would have Oregon join a cap-and-trade market with California and Quebec. Unable to stop the legislation, Republican Senators fled the state en masse, preventing […]

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OBRA Crit Championships
Bob Mionske Jun 19, 2019

After a long, difficult Road Race the day before, turnout was small for the criterium. And since the RCB/Bike Law boys missed out on a result, we showed up gunning for a win. The squad was Jeremy Russell, Pat Lemieux, Timmy Reinhart, and yours truly. The course was a very tight and technical kilometer (or […]

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Ride of Silence
Bob Mionske May 14, 2019

This year marks the 17th anniversary of the Ride of Silence, which honors cyclists who have been killed by a motor vehicle collision. In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas, Texas after Larry Schwartz was killed by a bus while riding. Larry’s death was horribly tragic for the Dallas cycling community. […]

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Rick Bernardi May 08, 2019

May 4, 2019. The team showed up with engines revved in close-to-full attendance for the Montinore Road Race, blessed with near-perfect racing conditions as temps pushed up into the 70’s. The race was 10 laps of 10 kilometers with a 3-minute climb to the finish each lap. We got to work immediately with the slick-easy-rider […]

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River City Bicycles / Bike Law
Rick Bernardi Apr 30, 2019

Big News from the River City/Bike Law Team! Representing River City/Bike Law, team member Dan Lincoln raced in the Tour of Walla Walla, a four-stage road race held over three days in Washington’s beautiful Walla Walla Valley. This year was the Tour’s 21st year, with the race, now a Spring Classic in the racing schedule, […]

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Bike Lane Law
Rick Bernardi Apr 26, 2019

There aren’t many photos of Jonathan Chase Adams. “He didn’t like having his picture taken,” his younger sister Jessica says. “Neither do I. We’re the same like that.” Adams grew up in Laguna Niguel, in Southern California, and attended community college in neighboring Mission Viejo. But eight years ago, Adams moved to Bend, Oregon; he […]

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Bob Mionske Apr 03, 2019

OREGON BICYCLE LAWS It’s important to know your legal rights (and duties) when bicycling in Oregon. It is especially important after a bicycle accident (we call them bicycle “crashes” and explain why here). For any questions about the State’s bike laws, or about your rights to the road, contact attorney Bob Mionske directly. Right to […]

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Rick Bernardi Jul 28, 2015

When the Beatles were in the studio recording what has gone down in music history as “the most important rock & roll album ever made,” Paul McCartney, working on one of his songs, sang “it’s getting better all the time”… to which John Lennon replied “it couldn’t get no worse.” Bicycling advocacy is like that. […]

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Bob Mionske May 22, 2015

Back in the 80’s, one of the guys I used to race against was Steve Remy, now Team Director for Monster Media Racing Team.  Our paths crossed again last year, this time with us wearing the same kit on Team Guinness.  So when Steve asked me to speak in front of the Monster Media Racing […]

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Oregon Bike Light Laws
Bob Mionske Dec 24, 2014

Hint: It’s not just at night… Now that winter has arrived, days are shorter than at any other time of the year, and nights are longer. Adding to this, daylight saving time has ended for the year. All of this means an increased chance that you may be riding in darkness in the morning and […]

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Bob Mionske Dec 08, 2014

At Least In Some Cities.  Is Your City On The List?  Ride a bike, and sooner or later you will notice that drivers often receive preferential treatment under the law. Our streets are often designed with drivers in mind, with little or no thought given to cyclists. If you are hit by a careless driver, […]

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